Dr. Fernando Romero

Residential Faculty

E-mail fernando.romero@gccaz.edu
Phone 623.845.3672
Fax: 623.845.3689
Office: Life Sciences Building, Room 253


Department of Psychology
6000 West Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University
  • M.S.Ed., Inclusion and Multicultural Special Education, Queens College of the City University of New York
  • B.S., Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York

Courses Taught

  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY132 Psychology and Culture
  • PSY240 Developmental Psychology

Philosophy of Education

  • My philosophy of education is based upon the view that learning is a developmental activity taking place in specific local contexts that are social, cultural, and historical. This is a perspective shared by many other educators who have been largely influenced by the original work of Lev Vygotksy and by the contributions of those who followed in his footsteps. I believe knowledge is not an objective commodity that can be passed top-down from instructors to their students. Instead, knowledge is incrementally constructed and reconstructed by diverse individuals who bring to our classrooms distinct prior knowledge, experiences, and backgrounds. Therefore, I view my role as that of an expert facilitator in charge of structuring meaningful learning environments that are conducive to active participation. I also view my role expanding beyond facilitating individual development and into supporting larger societal goals including diversity, democracy, and economic prosperity.




Maricopa Community Colleges
Glendale Community College GCC North
6000 West Olive Avenue 5727 West Happy Valley Road
Glendale, Arizona 85302 Glendale, Arizona 85310
623.845.3615 623.845.4000
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